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A '''file''' is
 
A '''file''' is
   
{{Quote|a [[storage]] place for [[data]] . . . it’s like a manila folder that contains all the [[data]] on a particular subject category in a [[computer]].<ref>[[Whelan v. Jaslow|Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc.]], 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) ([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10382786109829050440&q=797+F.2d+1222&hl=en&as_sdt=2002 full-text]), ''cert. denied,'' 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).</ref>}}
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{{Quote|a [[storage]] place for [[data]] . . . it's like a manila folder that contains all the [[data]] on a particular subject category in a [[computer]].<ref>[[Whelan v. Jaslow|Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc.]], 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) ([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10382786109829050440&q=797+F.2d+1222&hl=en&as_sdt=2002 full-text]), ''cert. denied,'' 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).</ref>}}
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{{Quote|[u]sually an accumulation of [[record]]s or nonrecord materials arranged according to a plan. Sometimes an accumulation of personal papers so arranged.<ref>[[EPA]], Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary ([http://ofmpub.epa.gov/sor_internet/registry/termreg/searchandretrieve/glossariesandkeywordlists/search.do?details=&glossaryName=Records%20Glossary full-text]).</ref>}}
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{{Quote|[a] unit, such as a [[folder]], [[microform]], or [[electronic medium]], containing such [[record]]s, nonrecord materials, or personal papers.<ref>''Id.''</ref>}}
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{{Quote|[[storage|[s]torage]] [[equipment]], such as a filing cabinet.<ref>''Id.''</ref>}}
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==

Revision as of 00:08, 11 April 2013

Definitions

A file is

a storage place for data . . . it's like a manila folder that contains all the data on a particular subject category in a computer.[1]
[u]sually an accumulation of records or nonrecord materials arranged according to a plan. Sometimes an accumulation of personal papers so arranged.[2]
[a] unit, such as a folder, microform, or electronic medium, containing such records, nonrecord materials, or personal papers.[3]
[s]torage equipment, such as a filing cabinet.[4]

Overview

On storage devices, there are typically two types of files: data files, such as text documents, spreadsheets, images, and videos, and system files, such as operating system and application binaries and libraries.

References

  1. Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc., 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) (full-text), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).
  2. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).
  3. Id.
  4. Id.
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